Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 3QT
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About Instant Pot 10-in-1 3QT
10-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker with Advanced Microprocessor Technology, Stainless Steel Cooking Pot – 3 Quart
If you live a fast-paced, healthy, and eco-friendly lifestyle, Instant Pot® is designed specifically for you.
Instant Pot® is a smart Electric Pressure Cooker designed by Canadians with the objective of being Convenient, Dependable and Safe. It speeds up cooking by 2~6 times
making it extremely energy-efficient, while, preserving nutrients and preparing healthy, tasty dishes.
Instant Pot® Ultra 10-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Cooker is the next generation in kitchen appliances. Designed for the home chef looking for a greater degree of customization and control for even greater precision cooking.
The Ultra combines the functions of a Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice/Porridge Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Sauté/Searing, Steamer, Warmer, Sterilizer, and, truly new and unique feature, the Ultra program. The ‘Ultra’ provides complete custom programming for pressure and non-pressure cooking. Now, one can set the exact parameters desired to achieve perfect results each and every time. And, with the ‘Altitude’ adjustment, the guesswork is eliminated from recipe conversion to provide a more precise cooking time.
Built with 14 smart programs: Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Egg, Slow Cook, Sauté/Searing, Rice, Porridge, Steam, Sterilize, Yogurt, Warm, Pressure Cook, and Ultra. Now, your favorite dishes are as simple as selecting your preferences and having them ready up to 70% faster.
The ‘Ultra’ is designed with a large, blue LCD display with a ‘Cooking Indicator’ providing one a visual on the progress of your dish from preheating, through the cooking phase, and Keep Warm. A central dial with a simple turn and press provides added precision in program selection and adjustments. And, the new ‘Quick Release Button’ ensures the safer handling of the steam release after cooking is completed.
Instant Pot® has moved into a category of its own with the Instant Pot® Ultra!
What We Thought
I’ve never really been intimidated by a kitchen product in my life until this Instant Pot came into my life. I admit that I was quite nervous to even unbox it and I don’t know why. I was so excited but the recipes I had seen online just made me anxious. The day I unboxed and used this Instant Pot was a total life changer.
Unboxing was super simple. I washed up the pot and prepared myself (after some prodding by a good friend) to make some hard boiled eggs. I started with 5 large eggs from the grocery store and in literal minutes I had boiled eggs. This alone changed the way we do things here because I was able to make eggs for our oldest who is obsessed with them and they peeled easier than any egg I have ever peeled. I could now keep boiled eggs on hand without the trouble of making them on the stove and then having them look like the great egg massacre had occurred while peeling them.
Next I got a little more brave– Red Beans & Rice. This is a staple in our house and I wanted to take my recipe which usually took nearly the entire day (I would start them in the slow cooker early in the morning and cook until dinner time) and cut the time down in a drastic way.
I will start by saying I didn’t soak my beans and wish that I would have. This would have made them even more tender than they were. I am highly impressed that a nearly all day process took a mere 60 minutes from start to finish meaning the slicing of everything and cooking time included. A world of difference.
After using the Ultra Mini 3 qt I admit to heading to the store and buying an 8qt as well. I wanted to take our Instant Pot meals to another level and make bigger meals for our entire family plus make cooking for a crowd easier when we have company. People know when they come to our house they are coming to eat.
Want my red beans and rice recipe? You are in luck!!
Product Review Cafe Red Beans & Rice
1- lb Kidney Beans (any brand will do– I prefer Goya)
1 lb Kielbasa (some people like to use Andouille but with small kids I keep the spice at a minimum)
8 oz Country Ham (I know a lot of people can’t get this, but it is popular here in the southern states)
2 stalks celery chopped
1 green pepper chopped
Chop Kielbasa and country ham and add into Instant Pot with all other ingredients and 5 cups of water.
Bean setting for 45 minutes.
I serve this over rice which I prepare in the microwave but others like to put the cooked rice in with their beans and meat mixture. Totally your choice.
Comment below to let us know how you are using your Instant Pot!!